Sabathia’s First Start An Effective One

CC Sabathia started his first game as a member of the New York Yankees yesterday and pitched effectively. He allowed 1 unearned run over two innings striking out two and not walking any. The unearned run was off a Yankees error by Berroa. Aceves came in following CC and hurled 2 and 2/3 scoreless frames with one hit and one strikeout. Overall the Yankees had to be happy with their pitching. They managed to string together enough offense to score seven runs, with much of it coming from their regular starters, including Cody Ransom, Johnny Damon, Nick Swisher among others.

With A-Rod likely to spend time on the DL, the Yankees offense is expected to come back down to earth a little bit, however if today is any example, it seems they will be able to string together some pretty nice offensive rallys. I have not seen Teixeira play for the Yankees yet, however I assume he will assume the role of leader pretty easily. After all he was the leader in Texas after A-Rod went to New York. On the Braves, he had Chipper and on the Angels he had Vlad  batting in front of and behind him. The fact of the matter is, the Yankees offense will rely heavily on Teixeira. Even if A-Rod plays through the pain, or has surgery and comes back, he will not be the Alex Rodriguez that blasted 50 homers in 2007, or even last years A-Rod. Lowell discussed how much power he lost with his hip injury, you can only assume the same power struggle will exist for A-Rod.

My next post is about A-Rod, and his future with the New York Yankees. If you have any suggestions for the page, let me know. I’m excited to hear them. StevenCErlich@gmail.com

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